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Stonehenge

Squaring the circle

What shape is Stonehenge? Circular, obviously, everyone says. But recently 3 surviving images from the middle ages have been found which show it as rectangular.

Other differences have emerged. Writings discovered at the time describe "gateways on top of gateways", as if the stones we see today are just the foundations to another layer.

Work was done to Stonehenge in the 40's/50's, but this doesn't seem to be in the same league as the alleged Sphinx makeover.

Henry of Huntingdon was the 12h century historian describing Stonehenge this way. He was the author of a history of England, the Historia Anglorum, "the most important Anglo-Norman historian to emerge from the secular clergy"